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Office of Campus Safety

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999



Students walking on the south side of Old Main

The Department of Campus Safety is responsible for providing services to enhance the safety and security of all members of the Knox community. Campus Safety maintains a cooperative working relationship with the Galesburg Police Department, as well as county, state, and federal law enforcement agencies in all matters of mutual concern.

The Galesburg Police and Fire Departments are located in the Public Safety Building, 150 West Tompkins Street, just one block north of the Knox campus. These agencies respond promptly when their assistance has been requested for emergency and non-emergency circumstances. Campus safety officers have been trained and are authorized to provide reasonable assistance, provided such assistance can be given without endangering the officer or others involved in the incident pending the arrival of emergency services personnel.

Report a Crime or for Assistance with a Safety Issue

  • Campus Safety Duty Officer: 309-341-7979
  • Silent Witness: Anonymous online report form
  • Sexual Assault: What to do when you or a friend is a victim

Safety Services

Campus Safety manages many aspects of campus access and safety policies.

  • Parking: Rules on parking, parking permits, special needs, and visitor access.
  • Keys: How to obtain or replace keys and campus building access.
  • Lockout: Procedures for when you're locked out.
  • Campus Escort: Call for after-hours assistance.

Safety Resources

Tips and college resources to help you stay safe on campus.

  • Safety Programs: Educational resources, and safety whistles for self-defense.
  • Resources & Links: Safety tips and links to external resources.
  • Campus Alert notifications: Students should update their personal contact information.
  • Emergency Procedure Guide (PDF): A quick guide on actions to take in the event of fire, medical emergencies, severe weather, active shooter, shelter in place, bomb threat, evacuation, and chemical incidents.

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Printed on Thursday, November 23, 2017

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